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Kanye West Nearly Leaked His Own Sex Tape, Of Course

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Kanye West is someone’s father now, and while that might change a man’s life – or at least make him slightly more aware of his own behaviour – that certainly isn’t the case here. You may remember a sex tape featuring the rapper was being shopped around in September 2012, yeah? Turns out, he almost released it himself because… I don’t know, because he’s Kanye West and nothing he does makes sense.

From W Magazine:

Last year, when someone threatened to go public with a recording he’d made of himself and an unidentified woman in a hotel room, West was on the verge of releasing his own copy of it, to neutralize any threat of extortion. “For the most part, I’d rather people have one of those home videos than some of the paparazzi photos that get published,” he says. “At least I recorded the shit myself. That tape couldn’t have hurt me in any way if it came out—it could only have helped.” He finally decided against releasing it, but don’t be surprised if he changes his mind. “Now, I just do exactly what I want, whenever I want, how the fuck I want,” West says. “?‘Fuck you’ is my message.”

Well… isn’t that special? I’m sure his daughter will be super pleased about that. And his kid’s mother (although she’s hardly one to talk, I know). And erm, I don’t know that it would have hurt him if it was released, like he said, but not sure how it would have helped, either. Most of us have seen Kanye’s junk before, since those photos were EVERYWHERE at the time, and some of us (ME! ME!) nearly gagged. It hardly would have boosted record sales.